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September 11 Memorial: Remembering the victims who died at the World Trade Center and Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania

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Spc. Chin Sun Pak Wells

Age: 25

Hometown: Lawton, Okla., USA

Occupation: N/A

Location: Ground, Pentagon

"Her high school trophies meant a lot to her because they symbolized a sense of accomplishment. It's about all we have left of her here [in Lawton, Okla.] We put so much in storage. But the memory is there no matter what. It never goes away." --Norman Wells, father

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Chin Sun Pak, 25, enlisted in the Army in December 1997. The Oklahoma native, who was living in Woodbridge at the time of the attack, went through basic training and advanced individual training at Fort Jackson, S.C., before she was shipped to 8th Army headquarters in Korea.

Pak, who achieved the rank of specialist, served her final posting working for the Army's deputy chief of staff for personnel at the Pentagon.

Source: The Washington Post, AP and washingtonpost.com

The profiles in this feature were written in the months following Sept. 11, 2001.

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A day after the 9/11 attacks a makeshift memorial was created on the Arlington Memorial Cemetery fence. Seven years later, the first 9/11 memorial is opening.

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